100 Words Challenge for Grown-Ups, Week 5

“It wasn’t my fault. Frankie told me to do it.” How many times had I heard that from the lips of my eldest son? From the time he painted the hamster green, to the time he got suspended for cutting off Amy Cleaver’s pigtails, to the time the police brought him home after he’d been shoplifting, I got the same excuse: “Frankie told me to.”

Each time I wearily replied, “So if Frankie told you to jump from our 10th floor balcony, would you do it?

Now, looking at his body sprawled on the pavement below, I had my answer.

This post is part of the “100 Words Challenge for Grown-Ups”, see The Head’s Office

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3 Responses to 100 Words Challenge for Grown-Ups, Week 5

  1. Excellent if gory! Welcome to this weekly challenge. Great to see you & I hope you’ll be a regular!

  2. Pingback: {100 Word Challenge: Wk 5} | The Scribbles of GirltaristHan

  3. Lynda says:

    Oh no! How many mothers have uttered those words?!? I loved this piece or writing and have to admit that I laughed even though it was tragic. Looking forward to reading more of your work!

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